Special collection: Salvias

Salvias

Few groups of plants add as much to a garden as salvias. They are as diverse in fragrance as they are in bloom, habit and colour. Plants of beauty and bearing, salvias are especially popular with those who garden for pleasure, mainly because they are reliable plants which are easy to grow.

The genus Salvia has the truest blues and brightest reds of any group of plants, and some species also have strikingly large flowers.
Salvias are effective in a sunny border. Salvias provide brilliant colour for bedding, infilling or containers.  They are a source of nectar and pollen for birds, butterflies and bees and will attract them to the garden.

They can be propagated with seeds and or cuttings.  Some perennials can be divided in spring.
Grow salvias in light, moderately fertile, humus rich moist but well-drained soil in full sun to light, dappled shade.

They are reasonable immune from attacks from bad insects although snails may sometimes be a problem.

Salvia - African Sky

Description: A twiggy shrublet with small leathery grey green leaves and spikes of blue flowers. Incorrectly named.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 70cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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Salvia - Apple Blossom

Description: A fast growing exotic perennial with pointed toothed pale green leaves. Long tubed coral flowers all season.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 80cm
Flowering time: Spr - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Salvia - Black and Blue

Description: A creeping exotic perennial with vibrant blue flowers with a black calyx all season. Cut back in winter.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: All season
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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Salvia - Costa Rica Blue

Description: A fast growing exotic shrub with rich blue violet flowers all season. Prune hard twice a season. Lovely as a filler in a new garden.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Spread: 1m
Flowering time: All season
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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Salvia - Kew Red

Description: Upright exotic perennial with aromatic elliptical scalloped leaves. Lipped cerise pink flowers all season.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 80cm
Flowering time: Spr - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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Salvia - Phyllis Fancy

Description: Well branched and floriferous shrub with crinkled aromatic leaves and fuzzy white flowers with blue bracts. Cut back hard in early spring. Birds butterflies and bees.

Growing conditions:
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 120cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Salvia - Royal distinction

Description: Compact exotic perennial with crinkled dull green leaves. Tall spikes of rose red flowers in spring

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 60cm
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Salvia azurea

Description: A multistemmed exotic perennial with lax growth with linear leaves. Panicles of true blue flowers in spring. Good cut flower.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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Salvia canariensis

Description: A rounded robust shrub with woolly leaves and purple flowers which is difficult to propogate. Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 1.2m
Flowering time: All season
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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Salvia chiapensis

Description: A gorgeous Mexican perennial with glossy deeply veined leaves on airy stems and whorls of cerise flowers.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 60cm
Flowering time: Spr - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Cerise pink
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Salvia discolor

Description: Gorgeous multistemmed exotic perennial with lax stem and furry grey leaves. Purple black flowers with green calyxes. Birds and butterflies.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 50cm
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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Salvia dolomitica

Description: A well shaped shrub with aromatic grey green leaves. Pale blue flowers with white centres and maroon bracts.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.2m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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Salvia gesneriiflora

Description: Multistemmed exotic subshrub. Aromatic heart shaped leaves. Tubular orange red flowers from winter - spring. Birds

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Win - Spr
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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Salvia guarantica - Amistad

Description: A NEW floriferous shrub with pointed toothed pale green leaves and long tubed purple flowers. Attracts birds and butterflies.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 80cm
Flowering time: All season
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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Salvia guarantica - Argentina skies

Description: A stoleniferous exotic shrub with pale blue flowers with a green calyx all season. Cut right back in winter. Small pale blue flowers all season

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.5m
Flowering time: All season
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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Salvia involucrata - Bethelli

Description: Sparsely branched exotic perennial. Tapering notched red veined leaves. Dark red flowers from summer - autumn

Growing conditions: Shade / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1,5m
Spread: 80cm
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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Salvia involucrata - Joan

Description: Woody based exotic perennial with aromatic pale green leaves. Floriferous with cerise flowers.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 70cm
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Salvia karwinskii

Description: An upright shrub with rough leaves and spikes of two lipped scarlett flowers. Prune regularly.

Origin: Mexico and Central America
Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.8m
Flowering time: Winter
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Salvia macrophylla - Peru blue

Description: A trailing exotic perennial with woolly heart shaped leaves. Spikes of gorgeous true blue flowers with a lime calyx.

Growing conditions: Sun / shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 60cm
Spread: 1m
Flowering time: Spr - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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Salvia macrophyllia

Description: An upright perennial with large furry purple backed leaves and clusters of airy blue flowers.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.2m
Flowering time: Win - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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Salvia miniata

Description: A rare gorgeous exotic perennial with shiny smooth bright green leaves. Bright red flowers. Moist.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 75cm
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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Salvia splendens - Van Houttei

Description: A deceptively delicate looking exotic perennial with pointed toothed pale yellow-green leaves. It has long tubular bright red flowers all season. Lovely in a mixed border. Cut flower.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 75cm
Flowering time: All season
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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Salvia x microphylla - Cerro potosi

Description: NEW shrubby upright perennial with fragrant oval shaped medium green leaves and tubular electric pink flowers. Attracts bees.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 90cm
Flowering time: All season
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Salvia x microphylla - Hotlips

Description: A much branched perennial with red and white lipped flowers, and aromatic leaves which turn red in autumn. Attracts bees.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 75cm
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.